Welcome to Wonderland!
Five years ago The Circus was born at Arena Wien! Now it's time to follow the white rabbit and enter the wicked Circus Wonderland.
This is Austria's biggest gay party!
Watch the trailer:
Check out the amazing international lineup:
Star DJ Ana Paula
We are proud to announce that DJ Ana Paula is visiting Wonderland. She is one of the most influential artists on the world stage of house music. In her native Brazil, Ana Paula has become an icon to her legions of loyal fans. Her charisma, energy, interaction and infectious beats consistently deliver a memorable world-class experience for her public.
- Star DJ / Producer Ana Paula (Brazil) (The Week, Rapido, WE Party)
- DJ Alexio (Germany) (Circus, 136° Hamburg, Revolver, Wildwexel, OMG Prague)
- Andi Mik (NY.Club Munich, Pitbull, Loveball)
- Charlet Crackhouse (Germany) (GMF Berlin, Propaganda, Boyahkasha)
- Alessandro Caruso (KEN Club, Heaven)
- Arena Beisl hosted by Queersphere with DJ Knight Gwyn (Underground House from deep 2 tech)
- Dreiraum - Danger Zone (supported by Red Ribbon Angels Aids Hilfe Wien)
- International Gogos
- Welcome Boys
- Show by Tamara Mascara
- Costumes by Haus Mascara
- Special FX & Lighting by JFK Eventtechnik - Elektronik and Martin Kames.
At the door (these tickets are available all night)
- Regular: € 25
- U26: € 20 (Only if you are younger than 26, ID required)
- Online pre-sale: € 20 (regular), € 18 (group ticket) and € 16 (early bird)
- Village Bar & WienXtra pre-sale: € 20
At the popular Village bar you can not only buy pre sale tickets but you can also start your party night. On April 9 the Village bar will host a fun Circus warmup from 10pm till midnight.
Austria's Biggest Gay Party
What makes the Circus experience so unique? Like no other party, we always try to outdo ourselves and improve on what we have built so far with each event. International top-DJs, gogos, performers from all over the world, spectacular stages and decoration, projections, loads of confetti, effects and laser shows set the foundation for unforgettable party nights.
Everybody is welcome
Regardless of who you love, where you're from, if you are male, female or have another identity: You are not only welcome at Circus, but you will surely meet many other people just like you. According to Viennese law you have to be at least 16 years of age to enter.
An international event
During it's 5 years of existence, Circus has developed into the biggest party of it's kind in Austria and now has a great reputation all across Europe. We are particularly proud of the fact that about half of our guests visit Circus from abroad. Our popular hotel-package usually sells out quickly.
Austria's biggest alternative Cultural Communication-Centre.
Entertainment and Confrontation
This is the motto of Arena Vienna - and it's history is filled with both.
The story starts almost 40 years ago. Activists who called themselves "Arenauts" presented their first collaborative plans to rescue Vienna's old slaughterhouse on June 27, 1976. On that night the squatting, which was going to last until October that year, was initiated.
More than 200.000 people visited the Arena during the squatting and people like Leonard Cohen described it as „best place in Vienna“, „best place in Europe“, or „best place in the world.“
After the sale of the property water, electricity, and the phone line were cut off. The old Arena was demolished on October 12, 1976.
The Arenauts' intention to create an autonomous cultural centre was eventually achieved next door at the domestic slaughterhouse, which is called Arena today. It has become a place for alternative music events of all kinds, from rock to punk to more art-oriented and experimental genres. Apart from concerts, cultural initiatives have found a home after the end of the "Arena-summer".
One of the main social functions of Arena today is to provide self-determined, cooperative work for people from marginalized social groups.
Arena sees itself as a platform for cultural and social activities. Concerts, solidarity-events, international top acts (from Alice Cooper to Katy Perry), parties, festivals, open airs and an outdoor cinema are among the many things that the former slaughterhouse offers to the viennese event scene.
We love working with the Arena team and we are proud to introduce a more mainstream queer audience to this legendary place.
U3 Station Erdberg (recommended)
Take stairs up to Franzosengraben and then immediately take stairs down to Erdbergerstraße. 5 minutes walk (straight ahead, then right into Franzosengraben.)
Tramway 18, Station Baumgasse
Walk Baumgasse for 8 minutes straight till Franzosengraben. The motorway crosses halfway on a bridge above. Baumgasse ends directly at Arena.
International bus lines
All international bus lines also stop directly at U3-station Erdberg.
» Eurolines website
Arena Wien is located next to the crossing of the south- and east-highways. It is also close to the Landstraßer Gürtel as well as Rennweg and couldn't be easier to reach by car. On Saturday evenings you can park your car anywhere in the area for free.
If you're getting driving directions by gps, you'll most likely end up at the back door. The entry is just around the corner at Franzosengraben.
» Arena web site